Abuse May Affect When Menstruation Begins In Girls.

HealthDay (8/4, Dallas) reported, “Girls who are sexually or physically abused may start menstruating earlier or later than average,” according to a study published online July 26 in the Journal of Adolescent Health. “After analyzing information on nearly 69,000 women, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine found those sexually abused during their childhood were 49 percent more likely to have their first period before age 11 than women who were not abused,” while “women who suffered severe physical abuse had a 50 percent increased risk for starting their menstrual cycles late, or after age 15.”

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— “Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls, “Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay, August 03, 2012.

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